10 Stories to read this weekend - April 5, 2014
I had a pretty hectic week so posting this a day late, hope you find the following picks interesting and enriching.
- A Warrior’s Moral Dilemma: However we individually feel about the U.S. wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, these enduring moral wounds, to young Americans who fought on their country’s behalf, must be counted among the ultimate costs.
- A Legacy of Pain and Pride: More than half of the 2.6 million Americans dispatched to fight the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan struggle with physical or mental health problems stemming from their service, feel disconnected from civilian life and believe the government is failing to meet the needs of this generation’s veterans, according to a poll conducted by The Washington Post and the Kaiser Family Foundation.
- Meet The Radical Berkeley Artist Whose Company Is Turning Trash Into Electricity: Can Jim Mason solve the developing world’s power problems with a temperamental machine that runs on garbage?
- Human evolution: The Neanderthal in the family: Thirty years after the study of ancient DNA began, it promises to upend our view of the past.
- The health effects of a world without darkness: An eternal electric day is creeping across the globe, but our brains and bodies cannot cope in a world without darkness.
- In conversation with… Jane Goodall: As Jane Goodall turns 80, Henry Nicholls talks to her about her remarkable career studying chimpanzee behaviour, her animal welfare activism, and accusations of plagiarism in her latest book.
- The Dead Zoo Gang: A true-crime story for an era of enviornmental catastrophe.
- How the Marathon bombing manhunt really happened: In a new Boston Globe book, Scott Helman and Jenna Russell recount the day the city stood still.
- The Business of Building Roller Coasters: According to Roller Coaster Database, there are 2,956 roller coasters in 2,067 amusement parks worldwide, with nearly 400 million riders each year. How did these feats of engineering become so popular, and who are the people behind them?
- Inside the Shadowy World of Data Brokers: Data brokers operate in the shadows of the Internet. Most consumers are unaware or unsure how to put restrictions of their activity.
Have a great weekend!